NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A week after New York’s first big snowstorm of the season, another winter storm is sweeping over the area.
A winter storm warning is in effect through 6 p.m. Monday for New York City, northern New Jersey, northern Nassau County, northwest Suffolk County and southeastern coastal Connecticut. A winter storm watch was issued for southern Nassau and eastern and southwest Suffolk.READ MORE: Cardi B Due Back In Queens Court For Alleged Role In 2018 Strip Club Brawl
CBS2 Meteorologist Lonnie Quinn said New York City and most of Long Island can expect to see about 2 to 4 inches of snow while the northern suburbs and northwest New Jersey could see 4 to 8 inches and the Lower Hudson Valley could be hit with 8 to 10 inches. Areas south of the city may see up to 2 inches of snow, Quinn said.
The big factor in this storm is the ice and freezing rain that is expected to follow the bulk of the snow.
Residents can expect the heaviest snowfall between midnight and 4 a.m. before the sleet, ice and rain moves in and remains through about 11 a.m., causing dangerous conditions for the morning commute.
The storm system will stick around as mostly rain through the afternoon before more snow showers return late Monday afternoon into the early evening, Quinn said.
“This is going to be the setup for us tomorrow: South of the city, we’ll see a lot of rain. North of the city, a whole lot of snow. In between, a wintry mess,” CBS2 Meteorologist Vanessa Murdock said Sunday morning.
New York City’s Sanitation Department issued a snow alert that started at 5 p.m. Sunday, meaning crews, salt spreaders and plows were being readied for any snow that may fall in the city.